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Surveillance video shows footage of one of the suspects in the New York City jewelry heist. (Credit: NYPD)

Three suspects stole $6M worth of jewelry in a New Year's Eve heist


The New York Police Department is searching for three suspects who were caught on surveillance footage breaking into a jewelry wholesaler just blocks away from where millions were ringing in the New Year at Times Square. 

The suspects stole approximately $6 million worth of jewelry from two safes at the West 36th Street offices of Gregg Ruth, which is a fine jewelry manufacturer known for its collections featuring rare yellow and pink diamonds, according to ABC News

One of the suspects looked directly at the security camera during the heist.

Surveillance footage shows the hooded men breaking into the store. The suspects later fled through the stairwell of the building, which was just blocks away from where 7,000 police officers were stationed to provide security for the New Year's festivities. 

Police said no one was injured in the jewelry heist.

Former FBI agent, Brad Garrett, told ABC News some clues from the investigation suggest the heist could have been an inside job. 

"There are some pieces of inside information as to how this place operated and what its security apparatus was, both outside and inside," Garret told ABC News. 

The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying the suspects. 


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